Post-War Anglophone Lebanese Fiction: Home Matters in the Diaspora by Syrine HoutPost-War Anglophone Lebanese Fiction: Home Matters in the Diaspora by Syrine Hout

Post-War Anglophone Lebanese Fiction: Home Matters in the Diaspora

bySyrine Hout

Hardcover | October 31, 2012

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This book examines the phenomenon of the post-civil war Anglophone Lebanese fictional narrative. The texts chosen for study have been produced in, and are substantially about, life in exile. They therefore deal not only with the brutal civil strife in Lebanon (1975-1990) but with one of itscrucial and long-standing by-products: expatriation. Syrine Hout shows how these texts characterise a distinctly new literary and cultural trend and have founded an Anglophone Lebanese diasporic literature.The authors discussed in the book are Rabih Alameddine, Tony Hanania, Rawi Hage, Nada Awar Jarra, Patricia Sarrafian Ward and Nathalie Ab-Ezzi. In her exploration of their writings Hout teases out the different meanings and reformulations of home, be it Lebanon as a nation, a house, a host country,an irretrievable pre-war childhood, a state of in-between dwelling, a portable state of mind, and/or a utopian ideal.
Syrine Hout is Associate Professor at the American University of Beirut.
Title:Post-War Anglophone Lebanese Fiction: Home Matters in the DiasporaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 6.3 × 9.29 × 0.91 inPublished:October 31, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0748643427

ISBN - 13:9780748643424


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Foreword; Introduction: Post-War Anglophone Lebanese Fiction: Roots and Routes; Part I: Homesickness and Sickness of Home; Chapter 1: Koolaids and Unreal City; Chapter 2: The Perv and Somewhere, Home; Part II: Trauma Narratives: The Scars of War; Chapter 3: I, the Divine and The Bullet Collection; Part III: Playing with Fire at Home and Abroad; Chapter 4: The Hakawati and A Girl Made of Dust; Chapter 5: De Niro's Game; Part IV: Exile versus Repatriation; Chapter 6: Cockroach and A Good Land; Afterword ; Notes; Bilbiography; Index.